Photos of work

Photos of work

It is funny how selling your ceramics online works. You can’t just take a photo anymore, it has to tell a story or impart a certain mood. It is hard to get this right, without looking too staged or pretentious. My general set up is an old wood box or the wooden studio floor and some native flora. This photo is a little dark and there is a bit of shine reflected from the window. But I only have so much time to take photos, so this has to do. I have tried the white background with big paper sheets but I don’t think it suits my work and I find it hard to keep clean in a ceramic studio.

Windy weather

Woke up today hoping we might have some snow but we have not had any yet…
Really windy here gusts up to 100kms. I tried to work in my studio but it was so windy I thought the roof might come off or a huge Mountain Ash gum tree might fall on it. So I only had enough courage to make a little clay fox and take some photos of the new noodle bowls and tree pots I have made, before I ran home.
noodle bowl 009 (1024x768) noodle bowl 010 (1024x768) noodle bowl 017 (1024x768)

cups waiting for glaze..

new indigo plate 010 (1024x768)
I have been so busy lately that I have not been able to post much on my blog. I have opened an Etsy store, and have got caught up with promoting it. Have finally sold my first item, which was quickly followed by a second which is pretty exciting. I have been making more landscape cups after selling the first set to a friend. I hope to put these in a ceramics store in Melbourne, after I glaze them. Have been throwing some larger bowls which are an achievement for me, now I just have to decide how to decorate them. I have been given a commission this week as well, so hope to get the decoration finished and bisque fired for that by next week. Trying to find some smallish boxes for sending out work bought on Etsy, but having trouble as the local supermarket throws the small boxes out, I don’t want to buy boxes! Need to get myself a bit more organised!!